The Montessori Childrens Academy

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  • The Montessori Children`s Academy (MCA) is a private Montessori school which is committed to inspiring and motivating children ages 2 through 8th grade to learn by providing the finest Montessori educational experience.
  • We respect, nurture, and expand the academic, social, and emotional gifts of each student while preserving the true spirit and purpose of childhood.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students143 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
70%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Montessori Childrens Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio36:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease call.
Admissions DirectorJessica DeJong
Admissions AssociateJeanine Christiana

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Basketball Club, Chess Club, Memory Book Club, Newsletter Club, Technology Club

School Notes

Using traditional Montessori methods, The Montessori Children`s Academy (MCA) provides a developmentally challenging, yet appropriate, learning environment that engages children`s natural curiosity and helps them to develop a lifelong love of learning.

Our programs are enhanced by exposure to foreign language, health, the arts, and environmental education.

Our Kindergarten and Elementary students also enjoy technology and physical education classes, as well as a variety of enrichment experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Opportunities to plan and participate in community outreach and service projects align all of our students with the skills they will need to position themselves as future leaders in our global community.

With campuses in Morristown, Chatham, and Short Hills, MCA offers:
  • Full- & Half-Day Preschool Programs,
  • Full-Day Kindergarten,
  • Before & After School Extended Hours,
  • Montessori, My Child, & Me for children 18-30 months with their caregivers,
  • MCA Summer Camp, and
  • LEAF Approach to Enrichments.
  • Our Short Hills campus also is home to our Elementary Program.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Millburn
    Grades: NS | 71 students
    2 miles
    5 Bleeker Street
    Millburn, NJ 07041
    (973) 379-4710
    2 NS
    71
  • Short Hills
    Grades: NS-8 | 224 students
    0.8 miles
    52 Great Hills Road
    Short Hills, NJ 07078
    (973) 379-3442
    0.8 NS-8
    224
  • Chatham
    Grades: PK-K | 131 students
    3 miles
    286 Main Street
    Chatham, NJ 07928
    (973) 665-0071
    3 PK-K
    131
  • Lebanon
    Acorn Montessori School
    Acorn Montessori School Photo - Acorn Montessori School's large campus in the heart of rural Hunterdon County, New Jersey gives students room to grow. As much education goes on outside as it does inside the classrooms. The campus consists of nine large classrooms, a goat barn, orchards, vegetable and flower gardens and three age appropriate playgrounds.
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-7 | 129 students
    30.2 miles
    1222 State Route 31
    Lebanon, NJ 08833
    (908) 730-8986
    30.2 PK-7
    129
  • Scotch Plains
    Christopher Academy
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 42 students
    8.4 miles
    1390 Terrill Rd
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    (908) 322-4652
    8.4 PK-K
    42

School Reviews

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This school is much larger than this web site suggest. It actually goes up to 6th grade and montessori education my children are receiving there is truly priceless. The teachers are genuine and provide as much feedback as a parent could ever as for. The classrooms are large, well maintained, with real montessori manipulatives. There is lots of parking, morning and afternoon care, 2 awesome playgrounds, a gym and they have summer programs.
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